As most gamers know, this week was one of the biggest annual events in the industry, the incredible Electronic Entertainment Expo, also known as E3. This gigantic event has been running for decades and has continuously attracted the biggest names in producers, developers, and press. Keeping with tradition, this year’s event had enough information and announcements to make any gamer excited for what’s in store for the future. We’ve got a couple of picks from the show that we’re excited to see, so click on the jump and see what we thought the stars of E3 were.
There were some huge waves made with the announcement of Hideo Kojima’s newest project, his first return to games after his departure from Konami shortly after the release of Metal Gear Solid 5. Hints and tidbits have been leaking out for some time, including a puzzling new logo for Kojima Productions, but this all came to a head at E3. In standard Kojima fashion, fans were left with more questions than answers. The trailer for the newly announced Death Stranding amazes and confuses at the same time, leaving us wondering what incredible madness we’ll receive when the final product is released.
Microsoft showed up with some brand new hardware, namely a slimmer, sleek Xbox One. This new model addresses many of the size concerns and common issues with the original design of the One, leading to what Microsoft believes will be a wider market penetration and user base.
It’s not often that Nintendo gets a chance to say that they stole the show, but The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is easily one of the most talked about titles of the event. Shifting the series into an open world format, early information shows a massive explorable map of Hyrule, incredible physics and interactions between enemies, spells, and the player character, all presented in the gorgeous aesthetic style and immersive gameplay that the Zelda series is known for. If there is one game to watch for, it’s definitely Breath of the Wild.
Kratos gets a massive face-lift as the God of War series gets a reboot in a shift towards Norse mythology. Moving away from the titans, hydras, and Olympian deities of the series origins, this new God of War shows off a different Kratos than anyone is familiar with. Will this game establish an overarching story with Kratos and his place in mythology throughout history? Whatever happens story-wise, I’m sure we can expect the same fast-paced and action-packed gameplay that the series has always featured. We’ll be watching this new Kratos closely as development continues.